Aspirin as good as heparin at preventing blood clots after fracture surgery: study
Jan 19, 2023
The findings could having an impact on clinical practice and even alter the standard of care, say the authors of a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Increasing daily protein by 25g lowers hip fracture odds by 14 percent in study
Nov 30, 2022
Women who increase their daily protein intake by 25 grams have a 14% lower risk of hip fracture, and underweight women may derive even more benefit, food scientists report.
Seniors with spine fracture may avoid surgery with 2 weeks of bed rest
Sep 07, 2022
Older adults with osteoporotic spine fractures who have a poor prognosis are less likely to require surgery if they are initially prescribed strict bed rest, a new study finds.
NSAIDs halt effect of osteoporosis drug, raising questions about fracture risk, analysts say
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Apr 21, 2022
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs appear to negate the effect of at least one osteoporosis drug, according to an unexpected finding.
Bone health intervention cuts fracture risk in men treated for prostate cancer: study
Apr 05, 2022
Early intervention with bone mineral density screening may help prevent major fractures in older men treated with androgen deprivation therapy, investigators say.
Review highlights overlooked problem of osteoporosis in men
Mar 10, 2022
Men are less likely to receive bone health testing or treatment after a fracture, although they are more likely to die in the aftermath, results show. Clinicians should pay close attention to medication...
New physical function tests could predict hip fractures in seniors: study
Feb 23, 2022
New study results show that in women who are unable to stand on one leg for 10 seconds, the risk of hip fracture within four years was found to be more than three times higher than in women who were able...
Osteoporosis med ‘holiday’ may come with 18% higher risk of fracture
Jan 18, 2022
Taking time off from certain bone health drugs is recommended after three to five years, but a hiatus from risedronate is tied to an increased risk of fracture among older adults, a new study finds.
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Nov 01, 2021
Decreased vaccine efficacy tied to uptick in COVID cases, Israeli study finds … Newer glucose reducing drugs not linked to fracture risk in seniors with type 2 diabetes: study … Pitfalls of telehealth...
Increasing dairy intake can cut falls, fractures for seniors
Oct 21, 2021
Intervention to increase calcium and protein intake using dairy foods is beneficial for older adults living in long-term care facilities, investigators say.